## A Finite Trip with Kakeya

Following Kakeya’s needle to new mathematics

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What is the meaning of this unassuming, mistranslated curve?

May 28, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

The Johns Hopkins University mathematician tells us why doing category theory is like playing the viola

May 28, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

An evolutionary analysis of pop tunes revealed that over the past 30 years songs have grown sadder—but the big hits buck that trend. Christopher Intagliata reports. ...

May 24, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Born 300 years ago this month, Agnesi was the first woman to write a mathematics textbook and to be appointed to a university chair in math

May 16, 2018 — Richard Gunderman, David Gunderman and The Conversation US

Scientists have added radar info to seismic data, isotope measurements and optical imagery to study covert nuclear tests. Christopher Intagliata reports.

May 14, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

In which we are honored to be the second-favorite podcast appearance of the only MIT applied math graduate student who has played in the NFL

May 12, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

A matrix is an array of numbers, but it represents so much more

May 5, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

Thierry Zomahoun, president of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, talks about the potential and needs of science on the continent.

May 2, 2018 — Mariette DiChristina and Steve Mirsky

A recent breakthrough in a decades-old graph theory problem relies on this little assembly of seven points and eleven edges

April 28, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

Talking time travel, complex analysis and Burmese food with a mathematician from the University of Sydney

April 28, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

Mathematical modeling reveals the mechanical forces that guide the development of mollusk spirals, spines and ribs

April 19, 2018 — Derek E. Moulton, Alain Goriely and Régis Chirat

The University of Washington mathematician talks trees, lattices and a plucky constant that seems to show up everywhere

April 14, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

Sara N. Hottinger’s thoughtful book addresses Western cultural narratives about who does mathematics

April 7, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

A surprisingly silly science activity from Science Buddies

April 5, 2018 — Science Buddies and Ben Finio

A column about the surprising cultural, structural, philosophical, and mystical features common to mathematics and food

April 4, 2018 — Jim Henle and The Mathematical Intelligencer

The tortured psyche of a misunderstood solid

March 31, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

Understanding this type of instability can prevent catastrophic failures and help generate power

March 31, 2018 — Justin Webster and The Conversation US

The source of knuckle cracking sounds is much debated—but new mathematical models may reconcile two opposing views. Christopher Intagliata reports.

March 29, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Nearly every basketball player, coach or fan believes that some shooters have an uncanny tendency to experience the hot hand

March 28, 2018 — Joshua Miller, Adam Sanjurjo and The Conversation US

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